How to use Microsoft Teams with ReadCloud

You can deep link to your content inside Microsoft Teams or embed the ReadCloud web app in your channels for easy access to content inside MS Teams.

Microsoft Teams is a handy tool that your school may use to chat, collaborate and conduct learning remotely. You can use ReadCloud inside your Microsoft Teams instance to easily access or link to content.

Embedding the Bookshelf in Teams

This is a simple way to access your content without having to leave Microsoft Teams. ReadCloud will appear as a tab in your chosen channel whether private or standard (with other users). 

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Navigate to your channel and access the add app menu

Open the Teams channel where you want to add the ReadCloud app. Tap the plus icon to open up the 

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Select the Website icon - it may appear in your Recent list of tiles or you might have to search for it using the Search box in the top right of the menu. 

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Add the ReadCloud web app URL and login to ReadCloud

Title the website ReadCloud and add the URL This is how you normally access ReadCloud's web app. 

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You will then be prompted to login to your ReadCloud account as you normally would on the web app. You will only need to do this once, the app will remember this login in future for you and will not prompt you to login each time. 

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Access the embedded Bookshelf in Teams

And you're done! You will see the ReadCloud Bookshelf appear as a tab in your Teams channel. 

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Using the Copy Link feature

The Copy Link feature can be used inside Microsoft Teams to allow you to link a particular page or location in an eBook so that when the link is clicked, no matter where you are, the ReadCloud app will open in the web app or native app of choice and take you directly into that eBook or resource's specific location/page. 

See our article in the Knowledge Base titled Can I embed a link to a particular eBook page or location in my lesson plans?